New Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards!

This is a guest post submitted by Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, the Associate Chief of Nursing & Inter-Professional Education at The Hospital for Sick Children. 

We had the great pleasure of unveiling the first Canadian Paediatric Nursing Standards at the CAPHC meeting in October this year during the Nursing Leadership Breakfast Session. Recognizing the unique dimensions and growing complexity of health care needs of children in Canada and their families, a group of nursing leaders and clinicians from across Canada came together to develop Canadian-specific paediatric nursing standards which proceed to a two round e-Delphi consensus process.  The standards are aimed to serve as a framework for paediatric nursing delivery across all sectors and to provide consistency in describing expertise and scope of practice of a paediatric nurse. Our next steps for implementation include re-establishing the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nurses (CAPN) in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).  Through the dissemination and implementation of the standards and the revitalized CAPN we are excited about the positive impact nurses will have on the future health and well-being of children in Canada. You will currently find the standards document on the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) on the CAPHC website. For further inquiries please email

CAPN website coming soon early 2017!!!

Click here to view the Standards document on the CAPHC Knowledge Exchange Network.